Catholic Social Services hosted its 68th annual Archbishop’s Benefit for Children Christmas Party Dec. 20 for more than 500 children and youth. These children represent thousands of young people across the Greater Philadelphia region who benefit annually from community-based and residential programs offered by the agency. The Riley Family Foundation, a CSS benefactor, sponsored the 2023 Christmas party.

Children enjoyed a festive afternoon alongside Archbishop Pérez filled with a live Nativity scene, student performances, sing-a-longs, snacks, a visit from Santa, and more. Student volunteers from Archdiocesan and private Catholic High Schools served as Santa’s helpers. This year’s theme was “The Archbishop’s Christmas Sneaker Ball.” (Photos by Sarah Webb)